- MD, USA
- member since July 1, 2008
Yes, its a bit tedious getting into, lots of background, and family chain; but it's all for good cause. it becomes a page turner, and with twists. at first i would dose quickly because it was slow and building, but then it picked up. you wont be disappointed. some people found it distracting that it was set in Sweden. The translation was well handled. one tickled me, "Jill of all trades". I have his other books on the way. If finished "the girl" in record time for me. It doesnt surprise me your dad likes it, but mom and sis-in-law doesnt. will mention that again after you have finished.
Lol I wish mine was!! It's usually slow at work and with Thomas out of school. Remember that challenge we did where you could go back and add points to books that already had points? I was wondering if we should do that for this one. That way people can get more points.
i really like the author, and the series is outstanding. it includes a discussion with author, and the making of the series. I have the audio of the book; and will enjoy the audio during the traveling. I know you will enjoy the Jefferson book, i listen to it while walking at lunch.
Wasn't Call of the Wild amazing? As a child, I saw "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang" on TV as movies. Later, when I picked the books up from a used bookstore, I thought that maybe they would be good too. I was blown away. Since I love nature combined with adventure and survival, these books really inspired me. They also opened me up to the world of classics, and I began to realize that I tended to get way more out of original books than the movies that they inspired. For instance, I was one who loved the Harry Potter book series far above the movies. I mean, the movies were entertaining, but the books were engaging AND entertaining.
Oh, and by the way, a little known book by Jack London is "The Sea-Wolf". It's a very different story from the two books above, but I really, really enjoyed it. Well, enjoy! And let me know how it goes!